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Amish man denied new trial in hate crimes case

Published: Thu, December 6, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m.

Amish man denied new trial in hate crimes case


A federal judge denied a new trial today in the case of an Amish man who was convicted of hate crimes.

Samuel Mullet, Sr., 66, of Bergholz, Ohio, was convicted by federal jury in September on seven counts, including four counts of religious motivated beard-and-hair cutting attacks.

Mullet had requested an acquittal or new trial based on three arguments: insufficient evidence at trial; newly discovered evidence and the admission of certain pieces of evidence that he claimed constituted “a miscarriage of justice,” specifically an Associated Press article and evidence of defendant’s sexual relationship with one of his daughters-in-law, according to court records.

U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster denied the request.


1Attis(910 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

No surprise that this highly biased judge denied a request for a new trial. Polster should be put on trial for judicial abuse.

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2Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

This 66 year old Amish man is a real threat to society. The barbers and hair stylist better be on the lookout for copy cat hair and beard cutters. Waste the taxpayers money on him instead of the cockroaches that roam the streets. Pitiful.

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3oldskool(97 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Let him go and call in Levi from Amish Mafia!

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